06 August, 2020

Apartment Side

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

Side of a residential apartment in Jaipur City (India)
© Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of the Side of a residential apartment building in Jaipur City.


This Looking up Minimalist Photograph was taken at Swej Farm Jaipur. The place hosts a lot of residential and office apartments.

This shot was actually predetermined. Even before getting out of my house, I knew that I would be capturing a Windows in Repetition Minimalist Photograph.

All I had to do here was to find a good set of well designed simplistic windows that were mounted on a wall with a decent color. The gray color and white bordered windows were prefect for a Minimalist Frame and color palette.

The next thing was to not be too close to the subject rather shoot this from a distance. This would enable me to leave some negative space, show the objects as small and therefore maintain the Minimalism feel.

The other question that popped up in my head was whether to convert this photo into Black and White, but since the Gray and White combination acted as a good Minimalist color palette, I left the photo colored.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 55-250 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-200

  • Focal Length: 123 mm

  • Metering mode: Pattern

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Apartment Side Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

02 July, 2020

Three Windows Blue Sky

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Colorful look up Minimalist Photograph of Three Windows of a residential apartment in Jaipur City, against clear blue skies.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful look up Minimalist Photograph of Three Windows of a residential apartment in Jaipur City, against clear blue skies.


This is a very old Minimalist Shot that I captured on 30th November 2014. I used to have a Crop sensor Camera back then. It was Canon EOS 600D. The lens I used to carry was the Canon 55-250 mm telephoto lens.

This Look up photograph was captured when I was coming home from Tonk Road. I remember there was this huge building right opposite Imli Phatak railway crossing and I was on my Activa Scooter with the Camera hung around my neck. I stopped right outside the building and pointed my Camera upwards to capture a few shots.

Soon, I realized that I could make a nice Minimalist Color palette using the Olive Green wall and the Blue Sky as base colors.

Therefore, I captured the Image in such a way that the entire frame was split in two sections by the White Strip. One being the Olive Green section and the other one of the clear Blue Sky.

To bring in more symmetry and order in the frame I carefully placed only Three Windows on the Olive Colored Section. To make sure there wasn't any clutter I zoomed in further to crop out extra windows/pipes. I captured this photograph hence at 116 mm.
  
The Windows are open because the building was not fully constructed, only final touches were left. There were no birds flying around or I could have waited for one to fly in the frame. That would have been fun. In case you have a thing for birds in photographs then you can check my "Minimal Birds" collection in my Fineartamerica / Pixels web store.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 55-250 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 116 mm

  • Metering mode: Pattern

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Three Windows Blue Sky Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

08 June, 2020

Layered Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Minimalist Photograph of the lines of different terrace walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra,Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of the lines of different terrace walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra,Jaipur.


This Photograph I dug out recently from an old folder thanks to the lockdown. In fact, you will find me posting my Old Minimalist Work in the coming days. I have a lot of pictures left unedited over the years that I call a buffer stock. It finally got put to good use during the corona crisis.

My intent in this Photograph which is clear from the title i.e Layered Lines, that I wanted to just  shoot lines i.e Minimalism as Simple Geometry.

I also used a patch of shadow and placed that on the left hand side of the frame to create this composition. Both the lines and the shadow on the left, add depth, dimension and creative juice to the Minimalist Photograph. The focus is somewhere on the top right corner on the pillar, if you can spot that.

The color palette also has been kept very simple and Minimalist. The colors primarily being only Orange/Red.

As I have mentioned earlier, you can create complex compositions in Minimalist Photography but at first glance these Photographs should look non-complex to the eyes of the viewer. The first reaction should never be "Oh this is messy." and at the same time the photograph must look clean and fairly easy to comprehend. (of course exceptions are always there.)

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600 D

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Layered Lines Minimalist Photograph.


Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !